Talent Crest

Large Patrol Submarine

 

Type:
T Class

Third Group

Pennant No.:
S37
P.337
ex-Tasman - Renamed April 1945.

ex-P.337 - Renamed April 1943.

Laid Down:
21st March 1944.
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
27th July 1945.
Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell DSC.

Commander:
Apr. 1945 - July 1945
Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell DSC.
Apr. 1946
Lt. R.F. Park.
Feb. 1948
Lt. I.G. Raikes.
Apr. 1950
Lt. Cdr. F.D.G. Challis DSC.
Feb. 1953
Lt. Cdr. P S Beale.
Nov. 1957
Lt. Cdr. D.A. Wooding.
Oct. 1959
Lt. Cdr. A N Derrick.
Feb. 1961
Lt. Cdr. R.G. Fry.
Apr. 1964
Lt. Cdr. M.E. Ortmans.
1965
Lt. Cdr. N G Warnford

Complement:
63-68
5 Officers and 58 Ratings (normally).

Service Career:
1945
Third Flotilla - Home Waters.
1948
Third Flotilla - Rothesay.

Fate:
In reality the Royal Naval Talent was the third of this class to bear the name.  The first was P.322 completed by Vickers in 1943  and sold to the Dutch and renamed Zwaardvis.  The second was P.343 to be built by  Scotts of Greenock but was cancelled in October 1944.

Talent along with others of her class was chosen for streamlining in the 1950's.

She suffered the embarrassment of being swept out of the dry dock at Chatham in 1954 whilst undergoing refit.

Scrapped 28th February 1970.